Chris Snyder

Advisory Board Member, Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice


Chris Snyder is the co-founder and chairman of the ECC Group, one of Canada’s first broad-based financial planning firms. The author of four books and several hundred articles on personal finance, his most recent book “Be Smart with Your Money” focuses on the emotional side of personal finance. Chris designed and implemented the RFP (Registered Financial Planner) program in Canada.

Chris is an active member of the Rotary Club of Toronto and has sat on a number of not-for-profit boards. Chris currently is past chair of the Canadian Landmine Foundation and founding and current chair of HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples). He also is on the board of CUSO and the Trudeau Centre of Peace, Conflict and Justice at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. Chris also organizes and runs hands-on school building trips to the developing world.

Chris is the recipient of many volunteer and community service awards, among them the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, both the Queen’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Awards, the Rotary Service-Above-Self Award and the Governor General’s Sovereign Award for Volunteering.

His most recent book is  about his volunteering called “Creating Opportunities: A Volunteer’s Memoir”. He also writes a blog about GOOD NEWS AND HAPPENINGS.

 He is married to Pat. They have three children and four grandchildren.


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